Blog: Explore Our World : Tips of the Home Improvement Trade
  • Gutter Cleaning or Gutter Guards?

    Many homeowners are looking for a miracle product that will free them from ever having to clean their gutters again.  Some companies are actually claiming they have this miracle product! There are some good gutter cover designs; however, every gutter guard system we have tested (and we have tested a lot of them!) has pluses …

  • When Installing Gutters… Don’t Mix Metals!

    The selection of gutter material must account for the potential of Galvanic or Electrolytic Corrosion at contact points with other metals and at supports. Also, special selection is required for corrosive environments such as coastal or polluted industrial atmospheres. Galvanic or Electrolytic Corrosion can occur when dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of …

  • “You guys are the double the price!”

    So, you’re ready to buy a new flat screen TV. You’ve measured the space, done some online research, read over Consumer Reports, and now you’re going out to shop for the right one. You know you want a 55-inch TV, but the store has six different 55” TV’s ranging from $450 all the way up …